Saturday, 7 February 2015

Healthy Way to Enjoy Eid: Shahi Tukda Recipe

Indians love festive food, as it is the perfect excuse to indulge their taste buds. Almost everyone wants to eat a plateful of pipping hot Biryani or a piece of Shahi Tukda on Eid.  However, for those of us struggling to lose weight and get fitter, this could be our downfall. So, here are some easy to follow tips that will make our favorite Eid dishes healthier, without compromising on the taste and flavour.

Shahi Tukda

Or Double ka Meetha as it is popularly called, is a famous Hyderabadi dessert. It is a Mughlai dish and one of favoruties in indian . The original recipe is made from ghee and condensed milk drowned in bread and topped with dry fruits. However, have tweaked this recipe to make it more healthy.

  • 6 slices of brown bread (air dried for 3 to 4 hours or pan toasted until crisp)
  • 1/2 cup ghee 
  • 3 ½   ¼ cups whole milk ( to replace the condensed milk)
  • 3 tsps sugar
  • ½ tsp green Cardamom powder
  • Almonds paste (15 almonds soaked for 8 hrs)
  • Pinch of saffron
  • A handful of dry fruits of your choice


  • Soak saffron in 2 tbsps milk and add this to the 3 ½ cups milk and boil on a low flame unil it reduces to almost 2 cups.
  • Grind soaked almonds with sugar, cardamom powder and ¼ cup milk to a very smooth paste.
  • Pour this to the condensed milk and continue to boil for 10 mins on a low flame. Keep stirring ( the almond mix tends to get burnt quickly). Set aside to cool. That's Rabdi!
  • Cut away the bread crusts and slice the bread diagonally, each slice into 2 pieces.
  • On a tawa toast the bread by spreading ghee on the bread until it is crispy. Then set aside.
  • Place the bread in a serving plate and pour the rabri over the bread slices and garnish with dry fruits.
  • Serve warm.

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